Wellness

COMPLETE HEALTH IMPROVEMENT




Code: F20-778
Price: $499.00

Instructor: Mazie Hollenbaugh, Certified Yoga Therapist, Mind Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher and holds a Master's in Integrative Health and Nutrition.
Day/Time: TBD
Start Date: TBD
Fees: 499.00
Number of Class Meetings: 9 Sessions

Course Description:

COMPLETE HEALTH IMPROVEMENT - The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is a premier lifestyle intervention program that has been offered for more than 25 years to target chronic disease.  The intervention program has been used in clinical, corporate, and community settings.  The benefits of CHIP, as well as its cost-effectiveness, have been documented in more than 25 peer-reviewed publications.  Each of the group sessions are run 1-1.5 hours, half of which involves an educational component with the other half focused on group activities, such as cooking demonstrations, physical exercises, and discussion.  The sessions are structured around a model of learn, experience, and reflect.  For more information on the program visit Lifestyle Medicine Institure, chiphealth.com.  Mazie Hollenbaugh is an Integrative Nutritionist, Yoga therapist and MBSR instructor with more than 15 years teaching holistic health classes.  

Yoga




Code: W20-339
Price: $0.00

Instructor: Kim Howard
Day/Time: TBD
Start Date: TBD
Number of Class Meetings: TBD

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce students, safely and accessibly, to the basic asanas, breathing techniques, and relaxation methods of yoga. Over the cousre of the semester, students will experience the benefits of stretching, moving and breathing freely as they move through a weekly vinyasa. In addition to learning correct alignment and poses, students will also be introduced to the history of yoga, the various types of yoga and a variety of yogic principles. The aim of this course is to promote vibrant health and to develop the skills, knowledge and interest to maintain a regular yoga practice. 

A yoga mat and two blocks are required for this course.

Women's Empowerment Through Yoga




Code: W20-337
Price: $30.00

Instructor: Melissa Klevans
Day/Time: TBD
Start Date: TBD
Fees: $30
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

This workshop is all about how yoga can empower you to realize your inner strength whilst recognizing that being strong sometimes means having the strength to rest and look after your needs. We are warriors, goddesses and strong women. We want to show you how yoga can help us embrace these characteristics to empower us. Being a goddess or a warrior however doesn't mean having to do everything all the time by yourself and carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. Strength is asking for help and support when we need it. Goddesses know when to rest and protect their energy and this workshop is all about achieving that balance. As women we can feel under such pressure to be perfect, juggle families, careers and provide loe and support to those around us. This pressure sometimes can really build up and leave us feeling exhausted. We want you to leave this workshop feeling replenished, strong, empowered and fully apprecite the truly amazing woman that you are!

Melissa Klevans has been a practitioner of yoga for over 20 years and a teacher of yoga for 5 years. Her specialties include gentle yoga, flow and the overall connection of both the body and mind. Ms. Klevans is the perfect yogi to introduce you to the overall concept of yoga, give you adjustments and alteration to your practice, to make yoga perfect for a person of any age and any level. Ms. Klevans holds a degree in Aromatherapy and is currently finishing a second degree in Art History.

Art of Independent Yoga Sequencing-Learn to Flow at Home




Code: W20-336
Price: $30.00

Instructor: Melissa Klevans
Day/Time: Wednesday, 6-8pm
Start Date: April 1, 2020
Fees: $30.00
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

This workshop can help take the poses you know and organize them together to create a home practice. This class will give you a better understanding of how to not only choose your poses, but in what order to put them in. Learning how to sequence teaches you to become intuitive and in touch with your own body and needs, as well as establish an independence to bring your yoga out of a traditional studio and classroom. We will begin with centering and learning how to start by calming the mind. Warming up the spine and moving into a flow that you can literally take anywhere, so yoga can stay a constant in your life regardless of circumstance. The class will end by teaching you relaxation techniques and a cooling down method that will allow you to find a level of clarity in meditation that traditionally ends a yoga class. The hope from this class is that you will leave being able to find new levels of inspiration and clarity from practicing these things in your own home environment.

Melissa Klevans has been a practitioner of yoga for over 20 years and a teacher of yoga for 5 years. Her specialties include gentle yoga, flow and the overall connection of both the body and mind. Ms. Klevans is the perfect yogi to introduce you to the overall concept of yoga, give you adjustments and alteration to your practice, to make yoga perfect for a person of any age and any level. Ms. Klevans holds a degree in Aromatherapy and is currently finishing a second degree in Art History.

Basics of Yoga




Code: W20-335
Price: $30.00

Instructor: Melissa Klevans
Day/Time: TBD
Start Date: TBD
Fees: $30
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

The beginner's workshop introduces yoga, fundamental principles of alignment, and breath work. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through the step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability with each pose. Foundational yoga poses practice proper alignment to promote flexibility to the body and are facilitated by hands-on adjustments. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement. Full-body relaxation and balance are the goals. If you have never tried yoga, this series is perfect for you and is designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga as well as those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses. Remember yoga is for everyone! you don't have to be flexible to begin.

Instructor: Melissa Klevans, Yoga Teacher Certified, Associates Degree of Applied Science inHerbal Medicine & Aromatherapy with 5 years of teaching experience.

Functional Strength Training & Conditioning




Code: S21-876
Price: $99.00

Instructor: Matt West
Day/Time: TBD
Start Date: TBD
Fees: $99.00
Number of Class Meetings: 6 Sessions

Course Description:

"Are you prepared? Are you physically helpful or helpless? Physical empowerment is not about physically prevailing over others; it's about being strong to never be helpless for oneself and to always be potentially helpful to others." Erwan Le Corre

Strength training is one of the pillars of living a healthy life: it can increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, help with the management of your weight, and it can increase your metabolism. In addition, muscular strength and conditioning are important because they allow you to do activities like opening doors, lifting boxes or choppoing wood without getting tired. They also have the added benefit of reducing the risk of injury. You deserve to live a life without constant pain and injury, and that's where strength and conditioning comes into play. 

TEXTBOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Advances-Functional-Training-Techniques-Personal/dp/1931046018

Matt West earned a Bachelor of Arts from Suffolk University in 2011 and a Personal Training Certification from the National Academy of Sports and Medicine (NASM). Matt is also a Certified Funtional Strength Coach through the renowed strength and conditioning expert Mike Boyle. He has worked at the Riverview School and most recently as the Assistant Director of Fitness at Living Independently Forever.  Matt also trains clients at the YMCA in Plymouth as well as The Pinehills. He is an advocate for strength and conditioning and believes strongly that every person can greatly benefit from getting stronger and fitter.

Intermittent Fasting




Code: F21-507
Price: $49.00

Instructor: Mazie Hollenbaugh, Certified Yoga Therapist, Mind Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher and holds a Master's in Integrative Health and Nutrition.
Day/Time: Tuesday, 7PM-8:30PM
Start Date: 9/22/20
Fees: $49 + $10 materials fee
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

Intermittent Fasting: What is it? Is it right for me?

In this class, we will learn how to control time instead of calories and exactly how to incorporate intermittent fasting into your daily living. Explore which type of fasting is right for you: 16:8, 5:2 or OMAD, while we snack on examples of nutrient-dense foods that can make the transition easy. If you have questions, this is the class to bring them to! You will learn if intermittent fasting is right for you and if it is, how to incorporate the program instantly when you leave.

FEE: $10 materials fee payable to the instructor.

INSTRUCTOR: Mazie Hollenbaugh is a Nutritionist and a Wellness Educator who has been teaching holistic health classes for more than 15 years. Using Yoga and MBSR along with mindful eating & plant-based cooking. Students will leave with a full belly, full mind, and energized spirit. Contact Mazie with any questions at mazie@acworth-wellness.com.

Basic Life Support




Code: F21-305
Price: $89.00

Instructor: Karmle Conrad, MHA, CCMA, RPT, CPC, CHLC.
Day/Time: TBD
Start Date: TBD
Fees: $89.00
Number of Class Meetings: 1 session

Course Description:

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT - Employees in a health care setting will benefit from this course.  This class covers infant, child and adult techniques from choking and CPR training.  You receive information on heart attacks, strokes, AED (defibrillator) training and use of barrier devices.  The American Heart Association certificate in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health care providers is provided upon completion.

Nail Technician Certification Training




Code: F21-599
Price: $1,376.00

Instructor: Susan English
Day/Time: Monday/Tuesdays/Wednesday/ 5:30PM-9:30PM
Start Date: September 1, 2020-November 2, 2020
Fees: $1,376-includes textbook, nail kit and exam book.
Number of Class Meetings: 24 sessions

Course Description:

Turn your interest in nail care into one of the most creative and rewarding professions. In this 100 hour course, you will study everything from nail growth and skin anatomy to equipment maintennce and business practices. Topics include: safety, first aid, sanitation, hygiene, anatomy, basic manicuring with hand and arm massage, artificial nail techniques, gel and wrap techniques, professional ethics, and salon practices from owning a nail salon. Upon completion, students will be eligible to sit for the Massachusetts Nail Technician License Exam. 


Textbook, nail kit and exam prep book is included in the cost of tuition. Students will incur additional fees for all make-up sessions. Students have the option of registering for an optional manicure practical session for an additional fee in order to prepare for the State exam.